Live Capitalized: Ideas Worth Spreading

We’re a little over a week away from one of the most exciting intellectual and creative events offered in the Capital Region – TEDxLSU! Happening Saturday, March 23 at LSU’s Union Theater, the event will feature a standout lineup of 12 ideas and culminate in an after party at Tin Roof Brewing Co. 

With topics ranging from old world circus acts and dinosaur lungs to Japanese internment camps in Louisiana and insect love motels, there is something for everyone. Not only will attendees hear amazing Talks, but they will also get the chance to network with other curious minds. 

Seat reservations close tomorrow, March 15! Be sure to grab your seat before it’s too late. 

Flavor of the Week: Superfood Snack Bars 

Y’all know Baton Rouge loves to eat! Now when you’re getting a hankering for something good you can reach for a snack bar packed with superfoods. LSU professor and neuroscientist Joseph Francis has launched Pranam Superfoods “antioxidant bars” that are available in four different delicious flavors. 

The snack bars are a concoction of quinoa, antioxidant-rich fruits, nuts and a splash of honey. To make it even better they’re all organic, gluten-free and vegan-friendly! Thanks to the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator Francis was able to get his superfood snack bars into eight stores in the Baton Rouge Area and seven other stores around the state. 

Have you seen a Pranam bar in your local grocery store? Take a picture and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: IBM 

IBM is currently hiring for several positions in the Baton Rouge Area. The company is looking for forward-thinking innovators who are motivated and continual learners to fill positions in a variety of skillsets. The company has opportunities for those interested in analytics, enterprise applications, interactive experience and mobile, or application development. IBM offers both entry-level positions as well as positions for experienced professionals.  

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email 

My Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge Headed to the Big Screen 

An indie thriller shot in Baton Rouge had its moment on the silver screen this past weekend at Austin’s SXSW festival. The film, “Darlin,” stars Scottish actress Pollyanna McIntosh (known for her role in The Walking Dead) and New Orleans actor Bryan Bett (known for his role in Mad Men). The movie was filmed throughout the city and even based its production out of the Celtic Media Centre 

This isn’t the first time the Red Stick has been featured on the big screen. Baton Rouge has been host to movies like Pitch PerfectGreyhoundCaptain Marvel, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled when moving about the city, you never know when you might see a celebrity! 

A booming Hollywood scene right in our backyard, that is my Baton Rouge. 

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email 

Out on the Town

  • PitchBRMarch 21, listen to innovative idea pitches at a Shark Tank inspired event 
  • Tell Me MoreMarch 22, experience the world of dance like never before at the latest Of Moving Colors production 
  • Wild Day at the RoweMarch 23, have a wild time with animals from BREC’s Zoo 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page. 

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